The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association says a review of the country’s transportation network released last week misses on certain key issues.
The association says it’s pleased with the recommendation to modernize the Maximum Revenue Entitlement Program for railways.
But it says it believes some form of rate regulation around the program will likely still be necessary in seven years, given the lack of competition among railways and the lack of alternative market channels for large segments of the prairie farm economy.
The review panel, which studied the Canada Transportation Act over 18 months, was led by former Conservative cabinet minister David Emerson and says the federal government should focus public dollars and efforts where the market fails consumers.
(The Canadian Press)